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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by cardinal » Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:02 am



A study by University of California Berkley says lane splitting, done properly, is safer than staying in a lane when traffic is moving slowly.
http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/05/29/mot ... ng-report/
I have done it on rare occasions and only if traffic is moving at less than 10 miles an hour on the freeway, and I won't go more than 10 mph faster than traffic is moving.



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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by OldZX11Rider » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:32 am

I'll bet that report didn't say anything about passing pick'em up trucks full off cowboys and chewing tobacco! :lol:
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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by bstig60 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:44 pm

If it came out of Berkeley you can bet it is leaning way left!
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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by OldZX11Rider » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:13 pm

Sooooooo, we're talking about sugar free Wrigleys Spearmint? :roll:
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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by cardinal » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:21 pm

bstig60 wrote:If it came out of Berkeley you can bet it is leaning way left!
Got that right.....their battle cry is "IT'S NOT FAIR!!!"
And they are far more prone to telling people what they "MUST" do and what "YOU CANNOT DO"

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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by robb » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:45 pm

Just last Saturday borrowed a friend's rollback to pickup a 95 Isuzu Trooper in Gastonia, NC. On way back to Highway was sitting at light to make right turn when something hit truck. Fool on a moped tried to squeeze through but did not take notice of those big ass mirrors. Nearly took his head off and heavy damage to moped when car in left lane ran over it. Policeman laughed as hard as I did when they got report from witnesses. Plastic everywhere and only a few scratches to car. No break away mirrors on an 80's wrecker and no damage, but the kid was knocked out. He will think twice before trying that again.

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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by offcenter » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:15 pm

LOL! You should have gotten that on video!
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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by CrystalPistol » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 pm

re774c wrote: ... etc ... lane splitting ... etc ... desire for it to be legal in all states. What is everyone's opinions on this? Pro's and con's?
Don't like it, no need for it here.
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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by OldZX11Rider » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:36 pm

Make it legal everywhere. Don't HAVE to do it, but on those rare ocassions it would be nice to have that option. :D
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Re: Lane Splitting

Post by FM-USA » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:18 am

brettchallenger wrote:
Does anyone know the reason behind splitting 2 lanes instead of one.
I see it as DOUBLE your chance of getting hit.
By "2 lanes" do you mean riding between lines of vehicles as opposed to riding down the outside?

In the UK, with the exception of motorways, there isn't usually enough room to ride on the outside, and in any case if you do this, it usually means that you are also having to dodge on coming traffic. You should never filter on the nearside (though many do) and this is illegal in the UK, as a car or truck can suddenly turn off into a side street and claim quite reasonably, that he didn't see you.
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Riding the outside of the outside lane means ALL traffic is going the same direction on a controlled direction highway (no oncoming traffic). That's scary just thinking about it. :shock:

What I remember from my trip to LA back in the 1980's. You can lane split up to 35 mph but once traffic hits that speed and higher you filter back into a lane. As the cop said when I asked, lane splitting is tolerated at lower speeds since HD's are air cooled and they need air movement.

I did it with my XS1100 for a short time, felt good to keep moving. Bit I felt my percentage of time to safety was rather low. I installed the 42" wide Kaw 1300 fairing. 8-) THE BUG EYES I seen in the rear view mirrors!!!


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